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Dragon Ball is a shounen manga and anime about the adventures of Son Goku and his companions, who use martial arts to defend Earth against all kinds of villains: intergalactic space fighters and conquerors, unnaturally powerful androids and near-indestructible magical creatures.

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Is there a difference between Dragon Ball Z, Dragon Ball Kai and Dragon Ball Z Kai?

After doing a little research, I saw that Dragon Ball Z Kai and Dragon Ball Kai are the same and that they are just remakes of Dragon Ball Z. Is this correct? I know that Dragon Ball Z has around 300 ...
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Where are the more powerful characters during the Tournament of Power?

In the Tournament of Power, why does Goku's team have Roshi, Krillin, Tien, etc. in it, even though most characters are much more powerful? Where are Broly, Goten, Trunks, Majin Buu?
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Is Goku an irresponsible person, who always puts other's lives in danger?

Leaving power levels aside, is Goku if not worst, one of the worst anime characters? To support this question, I have several examples: He has put everyone in danger many times, just to have fun ...
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When does the Deadzone movie take place in the DBZ storyline?

During the story arc with Raditz they make it out as though it's the first time Piccolo and Goku team up. With Goku dying in the Raditz fight and not showing up again until Vegeta, it couldn't have ...
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Does Jesus Christ exist in the Dragon Ball universe?

In episode 70 of the original Dragon Ball series, Krillin fights one of Fortuneteller Baba's minions, who is a vampire. After he's defeated, Oopa and Puar jump in, and they manage to defeat him. To ...
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Why is the Arale from Dr. Slump in Dragon Ball so strong?

Norimaki Arale is a character from the anime Dr. Slump who also appears in Dragon Ball. In Dragon Ball, she's insanely strong. It seems that no one can beat her. Why is she so strong?
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Does Toriyama keep increasing Beerus’ power?

In BoG it was stated that Beerus was using 70% of his power against the Super Saiyan God. Then we saw Super Saipan Blue being weaker than Beerus (while technically, regardless if it is a 50x ...
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What is the BGM where Pilaf starts escaping from the fortress in episode 32? [closed]

You can hear it in episode #032, "The Flying Fortress Vanished" at around 16:17. It starts at the scene when Pilaf and his servants start escaping (as they start running out the room). You will notice ...
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Is there an explanation to the "exponential" growth of power levels in Z fighters?

I haven't watched Dragon Ball in detail, but I think something like this has never been explained and it doesn't make sense to me at all. It took all Dragon Ball for Goku to go from power level of 10 ...
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Who's the girl on the cover of chapter 67?

Who's the girl on the cover of the Dragon Ball manga, chapter 67? Is it just random art? It is not featured in the chapter!
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Where can I watch the original FUNimation dub of Dragon Ball: Curse of the Blood Rubies?

All English dub version of Dragon Ball: Curse of the Blood Rubies I can find is the re-dub with the Kai voices. The reason I want this is because it's weird to go from Stephanie as the voice of Goku ...
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Why didn't Krillin and Gohan store the Dragon balls in a capsule?

I'm watching Dragon Ball Z Kai and never really thought about it - If Bulma was able to pack up her cave back into capsules, why couldn't she put the Dragon ball(s) in the house, then pack up the ...
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Why Jackie Chan is on Dragon Ball?

In episode 21 of Dragon Ball, an old warrior called Jackie Chan (a fake name for master Roushi) was introduced. Dragon Ball is from 1985 and this is one of the earliest episodes, was Jackie Chan even ...
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During Frieza Saga, why weren't the other Saiyans like Goku's father be revived with their wish?

During Frieza Saga in Dragon Ball Z, when they wished for everyone killed by Frieza and his men to be revived, why weren't the other Saiyans, like Goku's father and mother, be revived from the dead?
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Why does Trunks not have Vegeta's hairstyle?

Why does Trunks have his hair parted to the side, but Vegeta has a widow's peak? Shouldn't Trunks have some of the same features as Vegeta, just like Gohan inherited Goku's features?
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Is there a reason for the discrepancy in the length of the Serpentine Road in the Japanese and English versions of Dragon Ball Z?

Put simply, the original Japanese version of the anime states it's (supposedly) one million kilometers long (a little over 621 thousand miles), while the English translations state that it's (again ...
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Why did Guru come back to life?

During the Namek Saga of Dragon Ball Z, the first wish to Porunga was to bring Piccolo back, next was teleport him to Namek but before the third wish could be granted Guru died making the Namekian ...
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Why does SSJ4 look so cruel?

I've not watched GT, I'm a big DB fan but I've honestly not watched a whole lot of the actual material just due to not being able to get my hands on it. Every time I see SSJ4, whether it's Goku or ...
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What song is playing in DBS episode 130 at 4:22? (UI Goku vs Jiren) [closed]

I've been searching for that legendary guitar rift for a while now and can't seem to find it in any OST. (starts at exactly 4:22 in ep 130) I used Shazam, it kinda worked but not really. The result ...
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How/Why did Mai from the future Trunks, in Dragon Ball Super get young?

The question Why Mai from the Future Trunks timeline is younger than what she should've been? The problem In the future Trunks timeline the Dragon Balls have been destroyed, during the Android ...
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How do Goku and Gohan manage to turn into great apes in Dragon Ball and Dragon Ball Z?

From what I know, they look at the full moon with their tails still intact before they turn into great apes, or "ozaru" as it is called in Japanese. How does their transformation work?
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Why does master Roshi want the plane to stop before the second Tenkaichi tournament?

In Dragon Ball, master Roshi and the others take a plane trip over to Papaya island for the 2nd Tenkaichi tournament (in the series). During the plane-ride, master Roshi seems to become extremely ...
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Why is Zen Oh Sama destroying universes?

Why are the Zen-Ohs going to destroy the universes that lose in the tournament of Power ? It seems rather brutal and pointless, and make the Zen-Ohs look evil just for the sake of being evil.
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Did Dragonball (1/Z/S) ever show the Z fighters getting ready for the day?

It's almost a meaningless question, but I seem to recall such a scene but can't find it. Edit: Just as regular people do. They tighten their belts, they get dressed (not showing everything of course),...
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All Supreme Kais died except Eastern Supreme Kai. Why new ones were not chosen?

Only Eastern Supreme Kai is left, why he does all the job? There's supposed to be 4 Supreme Kais and 1 Grand Kai
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Is Goku the First Super Saiyan?

As stated in the question, is Goku the first Super Saiyan? If not, who was the first Super Saiyan? Was it: Goku Broly Bardock (according to the Episode of Bardock) Someone else
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From which series should I start watching Dragon Ball?

I know that Dragon Ball is a very long saga. Which series should I start with? Is there any of the new ones the reboot of the old ones? If I start with Dragon Ball Super, will it be continuing the ...
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How long before the events of Dragon Ball were the balls last used?

Several lines of dialogue in the first few episodes of Dragon Ball indicate that the balls have not been activated in several years, such as Roshi being unaware of their power, one of the balls being ...
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What happened to the other androids in Dragon Ball/Dragon Ball Z?

In Dragon Ball Z, we are well acquainted with Androids 16, 17, and 18. In addition, we met Androids 19 and 20 (Dr. Gero) before 16-18. There may have been mention of others, but they were not ...
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What was the original idea for the origin of Goku (if there was)?

I believe that Toriyama didn't have on start in its mind the idea of Goku's origin being that of a saiyajin alien or even something similar, it doesn't match at all with the concepts shown in the ...
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Is a double fusion possible?

We know that there are 2 possible ways of performing a fusion. Potara earrings Fusion dance Is it possible to combine these 2? For example we have 4 individuals. They form 2 pairs which are ...
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Was Majin Buu able to turn people into physically anything?

Majin Buu has a beam where he can turn people into chocolate or assortments of candy. In one episode he turns an old man into a carton of milk. In another he turns a village of people into a white ...
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What does the Namekian password for the Dragon Balls translate to?

In the Namek Saga, we found out that the Namekian Dragon Balls need a password to be activated, which Dende uses on behalf of the Z Warriors. Since he says it in Namekian, I am wondering if there is a ...
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The Super Saiyan Legend

In the original series the Super Saiyan is presented as a myth: according to Vegeta when talking of the legend, he states that the last Super Saiyan existed 1000 years ago. The mythical quality of the ...
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Why did Vegeta never reach Super Saiyajin 3?

Further details: Gohan also did not reach it. Goku was able to do it for a short time once, and later a long time. Gotenks did it but for a short time.
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Dragon Ball Z (DBZ) and Dragon Ball (DB)

Why in dragon ball z (DBZ) does it show bulma flying up to Kame's house, when in dragon ball (DB) Bora says that people have tried flying up there but the fuel tanks would run out not even half way up ...
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is there any other human with non white / transparent ki in Dragon Ball aside Roshi's lilac ki?

In the advance of the new chapter of Dragon Ball Super , Roshi appears with lilac ki, perhaps the sign of a new technique or transformation. My question is, is there any other human in the Dragon Ball ...
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In which countries was Dragonball Z aired (dubbed) before Dragonball?

I know this is true for the United States but my question is mainly if this was a phenomenon in other places as well. Personally, having grown up in Austria \ Germany, I saw Dragonball on TV as a kid ...
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Where did the Dog-people come from?

In Dragon-ball there are numerous dog-people, one of which is the king of the world There were other dog-people in the anime episode Plight of the children. One of the orphans was a dog person, and ...
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Who are the people that know how to use Kaio-Ken?

Are Kakaroto (Goku) and Kaiō-sama (King Kai) the only people that know how to use the Kaio-Ken? Did Kaiō-sama teach his technique for others beside Goku? For example, while training Krillin and the ...
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Which episode of Dragon Ball / Dragon Ball Z characteres started to have auras?

I was trying to make a list of all auras the Z fighters had in Dragon Ball, and knowing which episode characteres started to have auras will save me a lot of time. Which episode of Dragon Ball / ...
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How many stars were on Ox King's / Chi Chi's Dragon Ball?

In the Dragon Ball series, Goku's Dragon Ball had 4 stars. How many stars were on Ox King's / Chi Chi's Dragon Ball?
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How does Mai from the Pilaf gang become younger? [duplicate]

This was Mai in Dragon Ball: And this is Mai in Dragon Ball Super: How does she become younger?
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Time period between the use of dragon balls during Namek Saga

Remember when Vegeta came to the Earth for the first time. At that time the dragon balls were used to bring Goku back to life. During the battle Piccolo died and later Bulma and the rest go the planet ...
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What was the first time when Krillin witnessed Kamehameha wave?

I remember watching the episode featuring the World Martial Arts tournament. In this particular episode Krillin was against Jackie Chan (Master Roshi). At a time Krillin kicks off Roshi out of the ...
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What card game are the gang playing in the hotel in "Rivals and Arrivals"?

The players appear to pick cards from each other hands, hoping to match them together and stick the other players with the joker. Apparently if you're stuck with the joker you lose. What game is this?...
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Why is Dragon Ball Z's Blu-ray ending in English? Where can I find the original Japanese ending credits?

I saw a DBZ ending on YouTube recently, and I realized that the casting is in English. Why isn't it in Japanese like in the DVD sets? Which Blu-ray set's ending is in English? It it all of them? ...
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Why was the nudity not censored in Dragon Ball?

In the beginning of Dragon Ball (not DBZ), Goku was shown quite often either partially or completely naked. Some may make the argument that this was necessary to showcase his tail in the beginning of ...
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What happened to all the talking animals in Dragon Ball?

I remember Dragon Ball used to have lots of talking, humanoid foxes and the like. Then suddenly, in Dragon Ball Z, the only talking animals I remember are Oolong and Puar. Is there any explanation ...
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How did Goku and Vegeta alone end up on Earth?

How is it that only Goku and Vegeta ended up on Earth? What happened to the other Saiyans? Planet Vegeta was destroyed by Frieza, but which planet did Goku come from?